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  • May 23, 2017 02:37 PM
    Last: 2mo
    83
    joetemple Wrote: Some of the NFL rule changes lately seem a little odd to me. First there was the recent rule change banning the blocking of field goals and extra point attempts. Why?

    I thought field goals can still be blocked, but they can no longer be blocked by a defensive player leaping over the center. Did I read that rule incorrectly??

    joetemple Wrote: And now they have decided to shorten the length of the overtime period from 15 minutes, like a regular quarter, to only 10 minutes.

    I agree that this makes zero sense.

    joetemple Wrote: The owners agreed to this, saying it's for player safety. Shorter time = less injury opportunities. I get that. As a fan though, this just means we will have even more games ending in a tie. No one wants to see that.. I would rather them come up with an entirely different way the OT works than just shorten it. Why not just do something like college football does, and just put the ball in the 10-20 yard line, and give each team a chance to score a TD instead?

    Football should be like baseball - no ties.

    There are many things I don't like about college football, but I actually like they way they handle overtimes and would like to see the NFL do something like that.

  • Apr 06, 2017 10:52 PM
    Last: 4mo
    851
    That's a very impressive first round, but I can't help but be amazed at how Phil Michelson is still going so strong at his age. He seems to be in contention in every single major, which is crazy considering he has been around since my pre-teenage years.
  • Mar 16, 2017 09:53 PM
    Last: 4mo
    2.4k

    I'm not perfect, but I'm doing surprisingly well compared to previous years. I should clarify that doesn't mean much considering I've placed in the bottom third of my pool for the past handful of years!

    The only region I'm still perfect on is the East. I definitely didn't predict that Middle Tennessee would beat Minnesota and I thought VCU would have upset St. Mary's. But other than that, I'm still doing ok.

  • Mar 13, 2017 02:22 PM
    Last: 5mo
    777

    It's no surprise that the most recent World Series champions are the favorite to win the next World Series, but that feat has been done relatively few times and only three times from a team in the National League. So history is not on the Cubs side this year, but we're talking about a team who just won their first World Series in 108 years so nothing would surprise me this year.

    I think the Cubs have a pretty decent chance of repeating this year. It's no surprise that I am VERY biased when it comes to the Cubs, but I've also been a lifelong fan who has followed the team for my entire life. What few people realize is that this was supposed to be the Cubs breakout year. Last year was a great surprise to all of us and I'm not complaining whatsoever, but most Cubs fans I know always talked about 2017 being the year we finally had a chance to win it all.

    The Cubs roster is pretty much a mirror image of last years with the notable exception of Grandpa Ross. Even so, Willson Contreras got ample playing time last year and is more than ready to take on catching duties full time this year. We also have a starting pitching rotation that is the envy of both the National and American Leagues.

    I'm no prophet and a true Cubs fan never gets cocky, but if I were a betting man I'd put my money on the Cubs this year. I understand that the MLB season is incredibly long and that anything can happen, but I won't be surprised if the Cubs raise the trophy again this November. Does anyone else agree with me or am I allowing my bias to cloud my judgement and overlooking another team that is waiting in the wings this year?

  • Jan 15, 2017 09:43 PM
    Last: 6mo
    686

    Never ever ever (did I say ever?) give Aaron Rogers any amount of time to drive down the field. He has shown time and again that he is a magician when it comes to the clock.

    And this is coming from a die hard Bears fan. We, more than any other team, know how awesome of a player he is.

  • Jan 10, 2017 12:31 AM
    Last: 7mo
    922
    I agree. That was one hell of a risky move. It wound up working out for them in the end, but I agree that it was pretty stupid.
  • Nov 03, 2016 12:57 AM
    Last: 9mo
    1.6k

    I'm still in shock. I hardly slept at all last night.

  • Nov 03, 2016 12:55 AM
    Last: 8mo
    2.4k

    That. Was. Insane.

    I hardly slept last night. What a night!

  • Nov 02, 2016 12:25 PM
    Last: 9mo
    3.3k

    This is it. The Cubs have fought back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the series and force a game seven in Cleveland. It's been just over thirty years since the last team who was down 3-1 in the World Series ended up winning, but I can't help but believe (or should I say pray) that the Cubbies will be able to do just that tonight.

    Both teams will have dominant starting pitchers on the mound with Kluber getting the nod for Cleveland and Hendricks taking the field for the Cubs. All eyes will be on Kluber to see if he is able to be on top of his game considering this is his third start in the seven game series. This is only Hendricks second start and he has had four full days of rest since his 1-0 loss last Friday.

    Whoever wins tonight will break a decades (or century plus) long streak of failing to win the World Series. My hope of all hopes is that the Cubs will be that team.

  • Sep 29, 2016 01:14 PM
    Last: 9mo
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    JFoster Wrote: Well, they just whooped up on the Dodgers last Saturday 5-0, clenching their first pennant in 71 years. It's them versus the Cleveland Indians. It's looking a hell-a-lot better if you ask me. Wink

    It's hard to put into words how exciting this is for Cubs fans. My dad was born ten years after the Cubs last World Series appearance. My long since deceased great grandpa was two years old the last time the Cubs won the World Series in 1908.

    This is quite the exciting time, but any real Cubs fan won't get too excited until the final pitch is thrown and we have won.